I'm going to come right out with it and say that sounds like maybe the worst thing I've heard from Zimmer yet; a new low. And that article kinda gives me chills (the bad kind) about the "future" of film music.
I have a hard time believing even the average Joe Schmo Spiderman Fan who usually doesn't notice film music watching this movie and not thinking to himself, "Gee...the music is totally different from the last one with the same creative team otherwise." Hopefully he'll think it's a step down from Horner's orchestral heroics, but that's the part I'm unfortunately not so sure about.
I also have a hard time believing Marc Webb loved Horner's score as much as he said he did, if he's fine having it followed up by THIS. I guess it's possible Webb got to choose Horner on the original but some producer with their hand in the pie got to mandate Media Ventures on this one. Not since Robocop 2 has the music sound of the original been so blatantly disregarded in a sequel...and this sounds like a more extreme shift than that case!
I'm not convinced by this whole magnificent six gimmick, especially since he did the same for MAN OF STEEL with all the rock drummers and it still sounded like it was all samples.
I predict Amazing Spider-Man 2 will make Spiderman 3 look like gold. There's been an unprecedented number of trailers, posters clips, etc... released for this film so far and none of it looks particular good outside of Andrew Garfield's performance.
I also have a hard time believing Marc Webb loved Horner's score as much as he said he did, if he's fine having it followed up by THIS.
Let's call a spade a spade. Webb is directing these films because he has no sense of self. He's a "yes man" and purposely more malleable than Raimi who left when they asked him to make a new Spiderman on a very short time frame (and after getting pissed at Marvel for messing up Spiderman 3 like they also did Iron Man 2).
Webb is a yes man. He's there to fill a seat. He accepts all suggestions made by the producers. Hans Zimmer got the job because his name is connected to the most recognized superhero trilogy of the last decade, not because Webb wanted him - and I doubt Webb even wanted Horner, who was definitely exacerbated by the experience on the film if you see his interviews about it.
The new films are nothing more than paint by numbers, "by committee and public survey" construction.
And like Bruce Hornsby said "That's just the way it is"
I found the last film a bit 50/50 but ultimately pointless as the Raimi ones were still too fresh in my mind for a re-do. I thought the emotional scenes between Parker's family and girlfriend were much better than the Raimi, but the action/comic book sequences failed big-time in comparison to the Raimi ones. Raimi handled the light comedy much better too (the hilarious Bugle editor from the Raimi's was a big miss for me). The one thing I really liked about the last one was Horner's score, with a theme and orchestra and emotion and layers, after the lame RC comic book scores that I had been hearing from films of that ilk. So I was major peed off when I learned he wasn't coming back for 2. Then, to hear HZ and his bonzo doodah band (or whatever) were having another jam session really bummed me out. After watching the (sh!t) trailer the other week, I now really don't want to bother sitting through it at all.
I know it's the most ridiculous opinion ever formed by a human being, but I rather enjoyed the first one, more than the Raimi ones in fact. I won't see the second one though (not in the cinema, anyway), the clips posted above are cringeworthy and the score will probably irritate me a great deal.
I'm tired of so called spectacle films that give you nothing to look at. The last Spidey has set almost entirely at night, not for atmosphere but likely to provide cover for the effects people and save money. The last Thor was shoddy and grimy looking as well. Then they have the nerve to charge premiums for 3D conversions that make everything even darker. There is no other reason for these dopey things to exist as anything other than eye candy yet so many fail on that level.
Tired of complaining about Zimmer in superhero mode. Almost as tired as I am of listening to it. BAM BAM CRASH BAM, repeat...